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by medievalisboring
Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Recruitment advert for Vietnam living history re-enactors
Replies: 7
Views: 2685

IIIIIIINNNNNCOMMMMMINNNNNNG!!!!!!!!!!

How many Vietnam War vets does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

You don't know? OF COURSE YOU DON'T KNOW! YOU WEREN'T THERE, MAN!!!
by medievalisboring
Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Crossbows in this period
Replies: 39
Views: 15252

Have a look in 'Barbarian Warriors', D and S shadrake, Brassey's military uniforms series. There's a few references to crossbows in Roman, Pictish and Norman eras. Chances are the pictish one was a 'pegbow' which is much simpler in design, but not as powerful.
by medievalisboring
Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Whats wrong in Dark Age re-enactment
Replies: 61
Views: 9052

the worst thing about dark age reenactment in the last few shows I've watched is seeing that EH horsey-bloke being lifed up on a shield. Never gets tired of it, does he? Smug g*t.
by medievalisboring
Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie King Arthur?
Replies: 29
Views: 6391

touche....
by medievalisboring
Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie King Arthur?
Replies: 29
Views: 6391

Just keeping in line with the actual topic of conversation, I think there's a reference to a trebuchet-like device (as opposed to an actual onager) in: E.W. Marsden, Greek and Roman Artillery: Historical Development, Oxford University Press, London 1969 E.W. Marsden, Greek and Roman Artillery: Techn...
by medievalisboring
Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:47 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Whats wrong in Dark Age re-enactment
Replies: 61
Views: 9052

There's nothing wrong with Dark-age reenactment, as long as you're in the right group, that is...